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High Holidays

The Yamim Nora’im (Days of Awe) offer nothing short of the opportunity to change our lives. These ten days of reflection, renewal and repentance provide a context and container in which we can take stock of the direction of our lives, see where our habits are serving us or not serving us, and take steps to bridge the gap between our intentions and our actions.

At SAJ, we know we cannot do the holy work of transformation alone. We need a community which inspires us to go deep inside and to stretch ourselves to give beyond what we think are capable of. As the shofar blasts on Rosh HaShanah and at the end of Yom Kippur, we listen for our own individual calling, to be our best selves, to show up with our whole selves, and to recommit to tikkun olam, repair of the world. Our shared SAJ holiday customs bind our community together over these sacred days. We offer a variety of ways to connect over the holidays — we hope you will find your way into one of them!

After the past 18 months of living through and surviving Covid, the themes of the High Holidays are especially resonant and important. Together, we will reflect on what has passed, dream new futures for ourselves and for our world, remember those whose lives have been lost, and commit to living in such a way that honors their memories and brings more goodness, compassion and justice into the world.

Multi-Access Sanctuary High Holiday Services

Multi-Access Sanctuary High Holiday Services

Family Services, Children’s Programs, and Teen Experience

Family Services, Children’s Programs, and Teen Experience

We are thrilled to offer a variety of programs in person and online. 

Registration required to get any Zoom link.

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Contemplative High Holiday Services

Contemplative High Holiday Services

Led by Rabbi Emeritus Michael Strassfeld. This contemplative High Holiday service uses songs, readings, meditations and highlights of the liturgy to focus on the themes of the High Holidays. In-person and Online.

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Resources and Links

Resources and Links

  • Where to get a machzor
  • Community Programs and Gatherings
  • Schedules of Services

 

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High Holidays Registration Information

In September, we will gather together to celebrate the High Holidays. As we implemented last year, in place of traditional ticket purchases we are using a donation-based model to cover both tickets and our Yom Kippur appeal. 

Your registration allows you access to Zoom links to all the On-Line Sanctuary Service, On-Line Family Services and Contemplative High Holiday Services.  Members will be able to select two in person services they would like to attend.  

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